Ready for duty


Carrollton Village Fire Department took possession of Engine 10 July 30. The department received a $357,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in July 2014. Chief Tom Mesler noted that members of the truck committee spent three months writing the specs for the new truck. Once the bid was awarded, it was another seven months for the engine to be constructed. Engine 10 seats six firefighters in the cab and includes a Class A Foam System. The truck committee also ordered the Class B Foam System for dealing with petroleum fires, which very few departments offer. “We have received positive feedback from everyone who has viewed the truck,” stated Mesler. “We will begin training to be able to operate the new system. Once everyone has received training, Engine 10 will be in service.” There are currently 33 firefighters on the village roster.

CVFD New Fire Truck
Members of the truck committee are shown above with Engine 10. They include (from left): Firefighter Zeb Casper; Chief Tom Mesler; Assistant Chief Bill Wells; Captain Chris Brooks; Firefighter Kevin Keyser and Firefighter Shane Thomas.